§ 8-21C-1 Legislative intent; applicability
§ 8-21C-2 Definitions
§ 8-21C-3 Manufacturer and dealer agreement – Required for sales by manufacturer or distributor
§ 8-21C-4 Manufacturer and dealer agreement – Termination, cancellation, etc
§ 8-21C-5 Manufacturer and dealer agreement – Actions upon failure to cure deficiencies
§ 8-21C-6 Change of dealer ownership
§ 8-21C-7 Duties of warrantors; warranty claims
§ 8-21C-8 Indemnification
§ 8-21C-9 Notification of pre-delivery damage
§ 8-21C-10 Coercion prohibited
§ 8-21C-11 Civil action for damages

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 8 > Chapter 21C

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • AREA OF SALES RESPONSIBILITY: The geographical area, agreed to by the dealer and the manufacturer or the distributor or in the manufacturer and dealer agreement, within which the dealer has the exclusive right to display or sell new recreational vehicles of a particular line-make of the manufacturer or distributor to the retail public. See Alabama Code 8-21C-2
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • CAMPING TRAILER: A vehicular unit that is mounted on wheels and constructed with collapsible partial side walls that fold for towing by another vehicle and unfold at the campsite to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel use. See Alabama Code 8-21C-2
  • circuit: means judicial circuit. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • commission: The Alabama Public Service Commission;

    (6) FEDERAL SAFETY STANDARDS. See Alabama Code 37-4-90

  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Revenue of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 9-13-80
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • CONCENTRATION YARD: A place where logs, pulpwood, or inwoods pulpwood chips severed in Alabama are brought or received within the State of Alabama in a green or rough form or condition for resale to processors or manufacturers or for shipment out of state. See Alabama Code 9-13-80
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • dealer: Any person, firm, corporation, or business engaged in the business of selling recreational vehicles to the general public and that maintains a permanent business establishment including a service and repair facility which offers mechanical services for the recreational vehicles it sells. See Alabama Code 8-21C-2
  • department: The Department of Revenue of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 9-13-80
  • distributor: Any person, firm, corporation, or business entity that purchases new recreational vehicles for resale to dealers. See Alabama Code 8-21C-2
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • FACTORY CAMPAIGN: An effort on the part of a warrantor to contact recreational vehicle owners or dealers in order to address a part or equipment issue. See Alabama Code 8-21C-2
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • FAMILY MEMBER: A spouse or a child, grandchild, parent, sibling, niece, or nephew, or the spouse thereof. See Alabama Code 8-21C-2
  • FIFTH WHEEL TRAILER: A vehicular unit, mounted on wheels, designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel use and of such size and weight as not to require a special highway movement permit and designed to be towed by a motorized vehicle that contains a towing mechanism that is mounted above or forward of the tow vehicle's rear axle. See Alabama Code 8-21C-2
  • FOREST PRODUCTS: Logs, pulpwood, poles, pilings, inwoods pulpwood chips, and stumpwood (tarwood). See Alabama Code 9-13-80
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • LINE-MAKE: A specific series of recreational vehicle products that meets all of the following specifications:

    a. See Alabama Code 8-21C-2

  • manufacturer: As applied to logs suitable for manufacture into lumber, plywood, veneer, or other solid wood product, the person who operates the sawmill or plant in which the products are manufactured; as applied to pulpwood, the person who operates the paper or pulp mill, oriented strand board mill, pellet mill, or other plant in which the products are manufactured; as applied to poles and pilings, the person who purchases from the producer; as applied to stumpwood, the person who operates the plant or retort in which the product is utilized. See Alabama Code 9-13-80
  • manufacturer: Any person, firm, corporation, or business entity that engages in the manufacture of recreational vehicles. See Alabama Code 8-21C-2
  • MANUFACTURER AND DEALER AGREEMENT: A written agreement or contract entered into between a manufacturer or a distributor and a dealer that fixes the rights and responsibilities of the parties and pursuant to which the dealer sells new recreational vehicles. See Alabama Code 8-21C-2
  • MOTOR HOME: A motorized, vehicular unit designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel use. See Alabama Code 8-21C-2
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • person: Any individual, firm, copartnership, association, corporation, receiver, trustee, or any other group or combination acting as a unit. See Alabama Code 9-13-80
  • person: Any individual, firm, joint venture, partnership, corporation, association, or joint stock association and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or personal representative thereof engaged in the transportation of hazardous liquids. See Alabama Code 37-4-90
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • processor: A chip mill or other facility that receives forest products from a producer and further processes those forest products before delivery to a manufacturer. See Alabama Code 9-13-80
  • producer: Any person engaging or continuing to engage in this state in the business of severing timber or any other forest products from the soil, whether as owner, lessee, concessionaire, or contractor. See Alabama Code 9-13-80
  • PROPRIETARY PART: Any part manufactured by or for and sold exclusively by the manufacturer. See Alabama Code 8-21C-2
  • RECREATIONAL VEHICLE: A motor home, travel trailer, fifth wheel trailer, camping trailer, and truck camper. See Alabama Code 8-21C-2
  • sever: To fell, cut, or otherwise separate from the soil. See Alabama Code 9-13-80
  • supplier: Any person, firm, corporation, or business entity that engages in the manufacturing of recreational vehicle parts, accessories, or components. See Alabama Code 8-21C-2
  • taxpayer: Any person liable for taxes under this article. See Alabama Code 9-13-80
  • TRANSIENT CUSTOMER: A customer who is temporarily traveling through a dealer's area of sales responsibility. See Alabama Code 8-21C-2
  • TRAVEL TRAILER: A vehicular unit, mounted on wheels, designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel use and of such size and weight as not to require a special highway movement permit when towed by a motorized vehicle. See Alabama Code 8-21C-2
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • TRUCK CAMPER: A portable unit, constructed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, travel, or camping use, consisting of a roof, floor, and sides and designed to be loaded onto and unloaded from the back of a pickup truck. See Alabama Code 8-21C-2
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • warrantor: Any person, firm, corporation, or business entity, including any manufacturer or distributor, that provides a written warranty to the consumer in connection with a new recreational vehicle or parts, accessories, or components thereof. See Alabama Code 8-21C-2